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Old 02-08-2021, 05:51 AM
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Damascus Steel

Hi There,
I am a newbie to this community and found this website through a Google search. I joined this group to share knowledge with people and gain more insights about Damascus steel .

I want to tell you that I have little information about Damascus steel blades or knife and want to know more about it. If someone has a query, please take it further so we can discuss and gain more information about it.

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Old 04-22-2021, 11:41 AM
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Hello, I am also new. Welcome me
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Old 04-22-2021, 11:53 AM
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Hello, I am also new here. Today is my first day here. I came here to gather information regarding Damascus steel because I don't know much about this. I want to make a knife and for that, I need a little bit of information. I was looking for edubirdie ratings with review because my brother needs help with his essay assignment. I am gathering information about Damascus steel because I am going for the knife making competition.

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Old 04-23-2021, 12:01 AM
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Well welcome to the site Lady and gentlemen. I have not made very much Damascus, but it turned out all right when I did. Made it from the standard 15N20 and 1080 steel. I used a Natural Gas forge and a 50 lb. Little Giant trip hammer. Like I said, it turned out OK, but not great. I didn't get the pattern I wanted and can't really sell it for very much as it looks like good quality Made in Pakistan for $5 knives. So I'll sell my Alabama Forge Damascus which you can immediately tell is much much better.
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Old 04-23-2021, 10:52 AM
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Welcome to KN folks! I've been here since the forums beginnings. I have extensive experience with Damascus. Ask away, and I'd be happy to answer.

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and lots of Damascus pics/knives that I've produced here:

If you're far enough along that you're interested in Bladesmithing classes.... I can help there too.....



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